How To Make Lo-Fi Music Garageband - What To Follow

Posted by Jam Addict Staff

This article will discuss how to make Lo-Fi music garageband. This will be helpful if you are interested in making Lo-Fi music that you can then upload to a Lo-Fi service like, some sound cloud, or do it on your phone.

Lo-Fi is an alternative, low-end genre of music in the modern music era that has become more widespread in the last few years.

There are also several versions of the terms “Lo-Fi” and “garageband” in the modern age. One of the more popular being the Lo-Fi meaning it has less production qualities and that it is more raw sounding.

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This is a style of music that you can only listen to if you have no tech abilities or you have a limited budget. The things that you have to consider to play this type of music are that it will only work if the equipment and the song is cheap.

Therefore, you will have to make your own equipment to work with this. So be aware that it can be time consuming if you are into this style of music.

What is Garageband

Garageband can be the best program to make music in. You can save your work with only one keystrokes, and you can easily build a loop from any source.

The best thing about Garageband is it allows you to create loops with little to no effort. The very best part about Garageband is that you can easily load it onto your iOS device for $0.99.

You will save time by using Garageband rather than any other method.

Garageband, when used for music creation, is very simple. If you are not familiar with it, you can click here to download Garageband for free.

After you download Garageband, you can connect to your iPhone or iPod Touch by way of the App Store.

After you connect your device, the program will guide you on how to make music. It is simple, so you can start playing on the Garageband interface in just a few minutes.

How to play Lo-Fi garageband

A microphone rests on a live sound mixing board containing colorful knobs.

The easiest way to play garageband is by connecting your audio device. Once you have selected the audio device you want to use, it will automatically come with Garageband ready.

The file you will want to load is .wav files. The easiest way to play a .wav file is to click on it and then the wave shape will turn green. Click on that and the wave shape will turn orange.

The next option you can have your wave shape turned blue. You can now play this wave shape through your iOS device.

Now, you have to give the wave shape a name. That means you can do the same thing that you would normally do in a normal music program.

You will have to choose the musical note that you want to play in the song. Click on the bar that says volume.

The button in the right side will change.

The buttons on the top will change the color of your wave shape. The second button on the top will change the “Song ID” in the lower left corner.

The third button on the top will change the “Play / Stop” in the lower left corner. The bottom will change the audio clip that you have played.

In my case, I had a short recording of me playing a guitar. Therefore, the wave shape had my sound clip for my guitar.

Once you have your wave shape set, hit play and the sound clip should begin playing. Now, your other options are to make the wave shape smaller, bigger, make the pitch change, or any other option that you want to.

Keep in mind that the size of the wave shape will change based on the options that you have chosen. The different types of actions that you can make your wave shape do are: change the volume, speed, duration, pitch, and key length.

The same way you would create a song in other music programs, you can play back the song that you have created. After that, you can change the volume, length, pitch, and key length of the wave shape.

You can also play it forward, backward, at any pitch, at any speed, and all other different options that you want. The most important part of making your song is to have fun. Do not force yourself to create a song that does not make you smile.

Your musicianship will improve as you take a chance to try things out. Once you have completed your song, save it as a .wav file.

With just one click, you can save your song as a .mp3 file. It is time to move on to the next step.

Find Apple’s official Audiobus app

balck corded headphones

Audiobus is an amazing app for iPhone and iPod touch. The reason I had to link to an app that is not free is because Audiobus is what you want to use to sync with Garageband.

I have mentioned the tool earlier, but if you don’t know what it is or where to get it, check out this post: Audiobus: The Complete Guide To Apple’s Mobile iOS Audio Toolbox

Even if you are not a developer, you can download the app. The app is available for free from the Apple App Store.

The app will have everything that you need for making music. The app comes with a few classes for triggering events, audio loops, and a library to store all your music.

The app also comes with audio hardware like a crossfader and a virtual amp.

Remember that the app is great for building a musical instrument. You can play through a series of audio loops and each loop will automatically play one song after another.

You can then add effects and take things to the next level by arranging different loops for the same song.

Now that you have your free Audiobus app installed, take a look at this tutorial for making a simple drum machine.

This drum machine will play a song by itself when it detects your iPhone’s microphone.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Also, share your experience on your musical journey in the comment section.

Happy creating!

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